Federal Judge in Bike Accident Rides Smart But Still Gets Hurt!

We read a story of a Federal Judge involved in bicycle accident and we thought his misfortune might drive home our messages on bicycle and motorcycle safety. Please see our blogs “Cyclists Get a Garmin” and “Don’t Buy Your Helmet at the Flea Market” (myaccidentlaw.com/blog July 28, 2011 and October 3, 2011).

According to the ISBA E-Clips, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Reagan has been ruling from a wheel chair after being involved in a bicycle accident on October 3rd. He landed on his shoulder and then is quoted in E-Clips as stating, “Then my head bounced twice followed by the impact to my left hip”. Reagan was knocked unconscious and credited his bike helmet with sparing him serious brain injury.

Grazian and Volpe loves that a Federal Judge can drive home our messages regarding bicycle safety. We are always sharing any information we can find to help our motor and non- motor cyclist clients avoid serious personal injury when cycling. Judge Reagan still suffered serious fractures his shoulder and clavicle and we can only hazard at the traumatic brain injury he may have suffered without a helmet. This is of especial note because he suffered a collision with another bicycle. Imagine the injury if he had an an impact with a fast moving motor vehicle! Even at lower bicycle speeds, the Judge lost consciousness. We hearken back to our article “Cyclists Get a Garmin”- and wish to remind our readers that the nature of impacts while cycling often lead to loss of memory and brain injury. A GPS system can help a bicycle accident victim reconstruct the accident and help prove liability. Any avid cyclist and motorcycle rider should consider carrying one when on the road.

There are few joys greater than open road riding on a bicycle and motorcycle. Your Chicago Bicycle and Motor Cycle Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe want your experience to be safe and enjoyable. Please follow us on WCIU, You and Me in the Morning and at our blog on myaccidentlaw.com/blog where we strive to keep you safe from injury and apprise you of laws and regulations which help protect you and your family. Remember, stay safe first and foremost, but if you don’t stay safe-stay with Grazian and Volpe, Your Chicagoland Accident Lawyers for over 25 years.

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